A while ago SVP saw an interesting work of Eto Otitigbe, which had the combination of craftsmanship (or at least the feel of it) and concept.
His project consisted of three panels with portraits of the artist.
Alle portraits look like a big woodcut, painted black.
These panels are not made by hand although it looks like they are. They are made of MDF and lasercutted with machines, and painted black.
The light on the work reveals the images cutted out of it.
Eto is wearing a hooded sweater on the images, which is a reference to the protest in USA against shootings against innocent black men.
In the USA the right of self defence is taking its turn.
The unarmed, and innocent black man Trayvon Martin, 17 years old, African American man was shot, probably just because he was wearing a hoody and the shooter felt scared.
“The linear patterns in Becoming Visible were inspired by traditional wood carvings and bronze statues from Benin, West Africa. Many of these works depict the King or “Oba” of Benin with lines that contour this face. Traditionally some ethnic groups used these lines to identify each other after they had been separated. In this case I place the lines on an image of my own face to express empathy for the families of innocent African American men who’s lives were taken unjustly.” (text from website of Eto Otitigbe )
More information about this project of Eto here.
SVP saw this work already quiet a while ago at the exhibition Trampoline presents…TRANSFORMERS: COILED POTENTIALS, of the Master programme of Transart Institute,in Berlin (Germany).
This exhibition space was tucked away in Kreuzberg, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, with a nice outside space too. Worth to pay a visit when you are in the neighbourhood!
I found out about this very nice video project of Jeroen Wolf (NL): 100.
It is an ode to people and their personality. It took Wolf about 4 months to find all 100 people.
Funny fact: it took Jeroen Wolf a lot more time to find the person that says 99 than it was to find the one that says 100.
Jeroen Wolf his company is currently working on a new documentairy called ‘I am Innocent’.
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Every year one of the highlights during the big annual exhibition at the Berlin University of the Arts is the exhibition of the illustration class. The class is supervised by Henning Wagenbreth, whose unique visual style has a big impact on every single work of his students. This year’s exhibition actually reminded that for months I already wanted to do a post about a young illustrator working under the pseudonym of Joe Villion, who was one of Wagenbreth’s students and graduaded in 2010 (as far as I remember). Besides doing some freelance work she is founder of Slalom Press, a small independent publishing studio in Berlin.
Xtal Extended (in collaboration with David Tovar and Marc Hennes):
contribution to the BAMBAM zine “Quotable”:
Nobrow No 6:
It’s oh so quiet:
Joe Villion, Slalom Press
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Apparently it is the time of exhibition space posts.
This time I will show you 700mbg gallery, a gallery that only exists on cds (and partly online).
This nice initiative of Phillip Sadofsky and Stefan Riebel runs since 2009 with every month a new artist featured.Philip Sadofsky himself works in the field of computer-art. Stefan Riebel as well, but he works more with the phenomenons and side effects that belong to net-art than make Internet-art. Their websites are well worth visiting!
Next to this gallery, Riebel also runs The Tiniest Art Space Ever. For exhibition in this art space people can send in all kind of pictures.
This ever growing archive is exhibited on events…
Back to the 700MBG gallery
Every other month a new exhibition is presented:these shows are exclusively held on compact discs and will partly be displayed on this website.
Each exhibition consists of one unique copy only that will be available for sale for 700 Euro each.
The 700MGB gallery is always looking for fresh artist blood.
There are no theme restrictions, the only restriction is the format: a 700mb CD.
A few examples:
Svetlana Mircheva – Saved images
She used the format for a recognisable work: lost images on your computer.found back thanks to recovery of your computer system.
Florian Kuhlmann – Single Sign on
An empty recodable disc, signed by the artist.
Annabelle Lange – Thereforfaces
Lange plays with the possibilities of nowadays media by creating one hundred of Facebook accounts for people in her archive of old pictures. collected on the flea market.
You can click through to all the 100 accounts here.
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This is actually the picture that caught my eye first and let me dive more into the work of young Norwegian photographer Marie Sjøvold:
One of Marie’s series calles She is fascinated me most. It’s a beautiful and very intimate portrait of a young woman reflecting the transformation of her body, the body image as well as the transformation of interpersonal relationsships during her pregnany. Even more it’s a very dialectic and poetic series about strength and weakness, shame and self-awareness, intimacy and distance.
Through another artist i cam across a lovely exhibition concept: Probe.
Probe is a small exhibition space: 1,10m high and only 6m2.
Because of it small size it is perfect for artists to experiment and work on scale and do things that are impossible in normal sized exhibition spaces.
The spaces is flexible: only the outside walls and doors are permanent.
Another special element about the exhibition space is that you cannot visit the exhibition in real life.
You can only visit the space on-line. This makes the space even more suitable for experiments on what an exhibition can be. The registration of the exhibition is the exhibition.
On the website of Probe you can also read how this exbhibition was different for the artists and why. Which I think is a nice addition to the common text only about the exhibition itself.
Probe runs exhibitions since 2008 and is still going.
This project is initiated by Suze May Sho, an collaboration of 3 different designers/artists.
More information about Probe here.
A sample of the exhibition of David Weber-Krebs:
He transported the everyday life – the changing of the light during the day – into the white cube.
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